Can a Broken Orthopedic Surgery Care System Fix Itself with Interventional Orthopedics?
Why Orthopedic Surgeons Will Never Be Able to Reduce Your Orthopedic Spend For many reasons of perverse incentives, the American healthcare system is the world’s most expensive way ever devised to deliver healthcare. One of… Read More
Naturopaths and Regenerative Medicine: The Utah Example
One of the more interesting phenomena in the wild west of regenerative medicine is the fact that there are many alternative-health practitioners in this space. Why? There is a razor-thin argument that their practice acts allow the injection of “natural” substances. Utah has one of the more bizarre practice… Read More
Do I Need Neck Surgery? Probably Not…
A common question I hear day in and day out is, “Do I need neck surgery?” As a physician, my answer to that question has steadily changed over the years. A few years ago, when I saw nerves on the patient’s neck MRI that were severely compressed, my answer… Read More
One Way to Improve Brain Function May Be Nuts
We already know that nuts are good for you. However, can they help your brain? As we all get older, the noggin gets a little less sharp. So let’s review. What We Already Know About Good Health and Nut Consumption Walnuts make the rounds on this blog occasionally and for… Read More
Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Review: StemVive from Utah Cord Bank
We’ve been testing amniotic and umbilical cord products since 2015. In that time we have tested all types currently on the market, and despite the wild claims of birth tissue vendors and physicians that these products contain many live and functional mesenchymal stem cells, they have all had none. Today… Read More
Are Eggs Really Bad for Us…Again?
Eggs are nature’s power food. They have gobs of protein and macronutrients. However, they have also been at the “heart” of the great twentieth-century cholesterol scam. Despite recent research showing no connections between eating eggs and heart disease risk, new research just added a little more sizzle to this… Read More
Why We Throw Away Trillions of Exosomes Each Month…
I’ve just returned from our licensed Cayman Island advanced-practice site, where we can culture expand to get many more stem cells. At the Cayman site, it’s likely that trillions or hundreds of trillions of exosomes are produced each month by the cells in culture. However, we throw them all away. Read More
Goodbye from Grand Cayman Again!
It’s time to leave Grand Cayman again! I’ve been down here at our advanced stem cell practice site for the past two weeks and it’s now time to head back to the mountains of Colorado. So what have I been up to for the past 14 days? Culture-Expanded Mesenchymal Stem… Read More
Where Are the Scientists at Predictive Biotech?
We have been testing the claims of amniotic and umbilical cord vendors since 2015. Predictive Biotech is a vendor claiming to sell vials of live mesenchymal stem cells, and the company asserts that its science proves its claims. As I’ve already shown, the science to support those claims is lacking. Read More
Can Your Number of Push-Ups Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease?
How many push-ups can you do? Does it really matter? A new study shows that it might. What Is Cardiovascular Disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes many diseases of the heart and coronary vessels. When you see the term “cardiovascular disease,” or “CVD,” however, it typically means heart disease caused… Read More